The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Hardcover | April 10, 2013

byI. Glenn Cohen

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The Globalization of Health Care is the first book to offer a comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of the most interesting and broadest reaching development in health care of the last twenty years: its globalization. It ties together the manifestation of this globalization in four relatedsubject areas - medical tourism, medical migration (the physician "brain drain"), telemedicine, and pharmaceutical research and development, and integrates them in a philosophical discussion of issues of justice and equity relating to the globalization of health care.The time for such an examination is right. Medical tourism and telemedicine are growing multi-billion-dollar industries affecting large numbers of patients. The U.S. heavily depends on foreign-trained doctors to staff its health care system, and nearly forty percent of clinical trials are now run inthe developing world, with indications of as much of a 10-fold increase in the past 20 years. NGOs across the world are agitating for increased access to necessary pharmaceuticals in the developing world, claiming that better access to medicine would save millions from early death at a relativelylow cost. Coming on the heels of the most expansive reform to U.S. health care in fifty years, this book plots the ways in which this globalization will develop as the reform is implemented.

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The Globalization of Health Care is the first book to offer a comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of the most interesting and broadest reaching development in health care of the last twenty years: its globalization. It ties together the manifestation of this globalization in four relatedsubject areas - medical tourism, medical mig...

I. Glenn Cohen is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Professor Cohen is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics (sometimes also called "medical ethics") and the law, as well as heal...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199917906

ISBN - 13:9780199917907

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Glenn Cohen: Introduction: Patient Mortality In Medical Tourism: Examining News Media Reports Of Deaths Following Travel For Cosmetic Surgery And Bariatric SurgeryPart I: Medical TourismFor Services Legal in the Patient's Home Country1. Leigh Turner: Patient Mortality In Medical Tourism: Examining News Media Reports Of Deaths Following Travel For Cosmetic Surgery And Bariatric Surgery2. Thomas R. McLean: Jurisdiction 101 For Medical Tourism Purchases Made In Europe3. Valorie A. Crooks, Jeremy Snyder, Leigh Turner, Krystyna Adams, Rory Johnston and Victoria Casey: Canadian Print News Media Coverage Of Medical Tourism: Examining Key Themes And Ethical Gaps4. Nathan Cortez: Cross-Border Health Care And The Hydraulics Of Health Reform5. Hilko J. Meyer: Current Legislation On Cross-Border Healthcare In The European Union6. I. Glenn Cohen: Medical Tourism And Global JusticeFor Services Illegal or Unapproved in the Patient's Home Country7. Richard F. Storrow: The Proportionality Problem In Cross-Border Reproductive Care8. Kimberly M. Mutcherson: Open Fertility Borders: Defending Access To Cross Border Fertility Care In The United States9. Hazel Biggs: Tourism: A Matter Of Life And Death In The United Kingdom10. Aaron D. Levine and Leslie E. Wolf: The Roles And Responsibilities Of Physicians In Patients' Decisions About Unproven Stem Cell Therapies11. Vivien Runnels, Corinne Packer and Ronald Labont: Global Policies And Local Practice In The Ethical Recruitment Of Internationally Trained Health Human ResourcesPart II: Medical Worker Migration12. Nir Eyal and Till Bernighausen: Conditioning Medical Scholarships On Long, Future Service: A Defense13. Allyn L. Taylor and Ibadat S. Dhillon: Global Legal Architecture To Address The Challenges Of International Health Worker Migration: A Case Study Of The Role Of Non-Binding Instruments In Global Health GovernancePart III: The Globalization of Research and Development14. Trudo Lemmons and Candice Telfer: Clinical Trials Registration And Results Reporting And The Right To Health15. Robert Gatter: The New Global Framework for Pandemic Influenza Virus and Vaccine Sharing16. Bethany Spielman: Offshoring Experiments, Outsourcing Public Health: Corporate Accountability And State Responsibility For Violating The International Prohibition On Nonconsensual Human Experimentation17. Cynthia M. Ho: Beyond Patents: Global Challenges to Affordable Medicine18. Kevin Outterson, Thomas Pogge and Aidan Hollis: Combating Antibiotic Resistance Through The Health Impact FundPart IV: Telemedicine19. Gil Siegal: Electronic Medical Tourism And The Medical World Wide Web20. Deth Sao, Amar Gupta and David A. Gantz: Legal And Regulatory Barriers To Telemedicine In The United States: Public And Private Approaches Toward Health Care ReformPart V: Health Care Globalization, Equity, and Justice21. Jennifer Prah Ruger: Global Health Governance as Shared Health Governance22. Daniel S. Goldberg: Global Health Care Is Not Global Health: Populations, Inequities, And Law As A Social Determinant Of Health23. Pavlos Eleftheriadis: Global Rights and the Sanctity of Life